C.E.R.T. on Patrol
The Jupiter Police department is proud to introduce its Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) On Patrol (COP) program. C.E.R.T. members are citizens that have already received specialized training in responding to critical incidents and assisting the community by responding to the immediate needs of the situation. C.E.R.T. members have received training in damage assessment, light search and rescue, victim triage, first aid, and CPR.
The COP program provides an opportunity for these well trained volunteers to further assist the community by partnering with police in accomplishing our mission of a safer and more secure Jupiter. COP members will be trained in recognizing criminal opportunities and suspicious circumstances and reporting them to officers. COP members will utilize specially marked vehicles to patrol Jupiter neighborhoods and provide extra eyes for the police department.
Much of the COP unit’s function is to reduce crime and improve overall quality of life by increasing the effectiveness of police. Using issued cell phones, team members are able to communicate directly with our Communications Division and report suspicious activity, events, vehicles and people as well as crimes in progress.
All members have completed 28 hours of C.E.R.T. training and 24 hours of our Citizens Police Academy. They are also required to complete an 8 hour ride-a-long with a police officer and attend additional ongoing training throughout the year.
More CERT InformationThe Jupiter Police Department welcomes these volunteers that are willing to devote their time and energy to being our partners in preventing crime and improving the community.
Watch WPTV 25's news coverage of the CERT Rescue Drill.